Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis’ ridiculous stat-stuffing MVP campaign will unfortunately have to be put on hold for a week or two.
Davis, who is currently averaging a career-high in points (29.3), rebounds (13.3), assists (4.4) and steals (1.7) per game, will reportedly miss the next one-to-two weeks following a left index finger sprain suffered in the Pelicans’ loss last night to the Portland Trail Blazers.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 19, 2019
The injury came when Davis took a swipe at the ball and unfortunately caught Portland’s Zach Collins’ elbow late in the fourth quarter.
Here was the play:
Here's the play where Anthony Davis injures his finger. He swipes at the ball, catches Zach Collins' elbow and you can immediately see the pain on his face.
We're still waiting to hear about the severity of the injury. The good news is that he was able to finish the game. pic.twitter.com/uDb2hknxUG
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) January 19, 2019
Davis finished the day with 27 points and seven rebounds, playing with the injury through the final buzzer:
Missing up to two weeks of basketball won’t be fun for the former Kentucky star, but it’s certainly good news the injury wasn’t as severe as it could have been.
Hurry back to the floor, AD.